After reporting a newly opened fissure on the Reykjanes Peninsula in Iceland, locals and tourists alike were drawn to the southwestern part of the island to watch the slowly flowing lava.
Some folks have seemingly lost their minds and could not stand to just spectate, taking things to another level.
One visitor tried to cook bacon and eggs on the lava — but the pan melted in the heat. Eiríkur Hilmarsson took to YouTube to share the video. About 11 seconds long, the clip shows a pan kept on top of lava. A moment later, he breaks eggs and puts them in the pan. The video ends with him waiting for it to get cooked.
Hilmarsson added a comment under his video saying, “going again soon… Thinking about what I should cook next. I might also use a tool with a long shaft to grab some of the lava and move to a less hot/dangerous area. ”
A local adventure tour guide, Sveinn Snorri Sighvatsson has gone viral for standing in front of the volcano… completely naked.
According to CNN Travel, Sighvatsson, who works for the tour company I Am Iceland, was asked to model a pair of sunglasses as a favor and decided to take things up a notch to ensure maximum exposure.
Sighvatsson told the outlet, “My friends and I were joking about naked pictures in the lava field. One of my friends is a photographer and he was telling me about these sunglasses. So I said, ‘get your camera ready, I’m going to take my clothes off.'”
His photographer friend who captured the lava nude was Norris Niman, who says he knew Sighvatsson was “the was the perfect man for a shot in the freshly formed lava field,” adding that “a festival is not a true festival unless someone gets naked. And this one was of course no exception.”
Executing the photoshoot besides an active eruption was no easy task and — we have to stress this point — is definitely not recommended. Icelandic officials instructed specators not to gather too close to the lava fountains.
Niman said it was like “standing too close to a big bonfire. So we had about a minute to snap this collection while rotating around so as not to roast either side too much and with a big crowd watching.”
Sighvatsson said, “People are not aware of the gasses that are there. It’s ok to stay above it [the volcano] on the higher ground, there you are completely safe. But going down into it can be really, really dangerous.”
Thanks to a heavy wind, the aforementioned gasses “went into the opposite direction and we were fine staying close to the lava field. But if there is no wind, you don’t go down there,” Sighvatsson added.
You can see the NSFW photo here.
You can watch the live stream video of lava pouring out here: